Peru National Day
On Wednesday July 11, Perú ended up being paralised by a National Day of Struggle known as by the General Confederation of Peruvian employees (CGTP). These protests could suggest the start of the finish the Alan García government, which could be overthrown by the mass motion, just as other governing bodies in Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina were overthrown recently, as part of the revolutionary trend that is engulfing Latin The united states.
On Wednesday July 11, Perú ended up being paralised by a nationwide Day of Struggle known as because of the General Confederation of Peruvian employees (CGTP). Some 50, 000 individuals collected in the San Martí square at the heart of Lima, where the general assistant of the CGTP, Mario Huaman threatened to call a broad strike in the event that government does not give in towards the demands of movement. This was the greatest demonstration because the fall of this Fujimori dictatorship and the mood had been really radical.
The nationwide day's activity could be the highest point so far in an increasing activity of protest against the guidelines for the Alan Garcia government, that was just narrowly elected a year ago. On Thursday, July fifth, the powerful and militant Peruvian United knowledge Workers Union (SUTEP) called an all-out attack of 300, 000 instructors so it organises through the entire nation. This hit is against a unique legislation working with the condition of educators in state knowledge, which the union considers an attack on the conditions and a type of back-door privatisation. There has been day-to-day militant demonstrations regarding the instructors all-around Perú, and on July 11, at the start of the national day's struggle, 5, 000 educators overran the installations regarding the international airport of Juliaca, the capital of this division of Puno, and destroyed its installments.
A whole quantity of southern areas had called a 48 hour basic hit plus some (Tacna, Moquegua and Puno) have now stated a long general hit, linking within the need associated with workers and local population. Amongst them is Arequipa and some various other regions which currently seen mass uprisings from the privatisation of water in 2002 .
The nationwide peasant organisations had also known as for a 48 hour “agrarian strike” up against the signing for the Free Trade Agreement that was extensively used with roadway blockades for the nation.
The Miners and steel Workers Federation in addition has accompanied the protests with a 48 time hit, after copper miners were mobilising for longer than 30 days in a sour dispute who has kept a number of miners lifeless in clashes because of the police. These are typically demanding wage increases and much better security problems inside mines, using a scenario where the price of copper on world marketplace has increased greatly.
The mood of trend of workers and peasants has been increased by the provocative statements of president Alan Garcia of the APRA celebration. He's got insisted that, “the fundamentals regarding the country are solid, these are just a tiny minority of fans who would like to protect their benefits.”
Additionally, he accused Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez of being the force behind the protests, accusing Venezuela of interfering in the interior matters of Peru.
There's been stress between Alan Garcia and Hugo Chávez considering that the elections 12 months ago, whenever Chávez accused Alan Garcia of fraud and would not recognise his victory over nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala. Many advanced level workers and peasants in Perú sympathise with the Venezuelan transformation. Within the last few couple weeks, the Peruvian media organised a demonstration of significantly less than a hundred folks away from Venezuelan embassy in Lima to protest during the Venezuelan government’s decision not to renew the licence to RCTV. This demonstration was shielded by anti-riot police, and police snipers were positioned on rooftops near the embassy with what was a virtual siege associated with embassy. A much larger demonstration of about 2, 000 men and women in support of the Bolivarian revolution had been kept away by ani-riot authorities. (For pictures and a report click the link )
Nevertheless the genuine reason behind this size trend of protests would be the fact that Alan García features damaged all his election claims. He had been elected based on left wing demagogy - the only path he could combat Ollanta Humala into the second round for the election - and then complete right-wing, pro-imperialist policies. Within just 12 months he's already been thoroughly revealed. Even as we explained in a write-up by Anibal Montoya one year ago:
“A huge an element of the vote that decided to go to Garcia’s APRA celebration had been due to their remaining speeches therefore the getting rejected of just what the masses interpret as being ‘neoliberalism’; that's the politics of appetite and submitting to Peruvian capitalism. But Alan Garcia, a corrupt broker regarding the bourgeoisie and US imperialism, have no option but to undertake the dirty work of their employers being protect their passions (carrying on with privatisations, signing the FTAA, deepening the misery and poverty that'll be extended to increasingly more chapters of the people). And all with this will result in an instant increase in his unpopularity between the basic populace.”